Medina, Marcellus – Black and White Jar with Pueblo Dancers (1988)

2.5"w x 3"h

$ 225.00

This is a small white-on-black jar by Marcellus Medina.  He is known for contemporary painted pottery.  The jar is made by his wife, Elizabeth Medina.  Marcellus has painted on the surface with acrylic.  This “white-on-black” style was made famous by Rafael Medina (his father) and JD Medina (his uncle) in the 1970s.  While they would paint colorful pieces using acrylic, these more subdued styles are often more difficult as it is more tonal variations to create the scenes.  The jar has a Pueblo Dancer on each side.  They are separated by gray-colored rain and cloud designs.  This style is simply Marcellus at his painterly best!  The jar is signed on the bottom, “Marcellus Medina, Elizabeth Medina”.  It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair.